Backstabbing Liar

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song name Backstabbing Liar
artist Mono Puff
releases The Steve Calhoon Years, It's Fun To Steal, TMBG Clock Radio (as Back Stabbing Liar by "Momo Puff")
year 1998
first played September 19, 1997 (10 known performances)
run time 2:35
sung by John Flansburgh


Trivia/Info

  • Although it did not have a standalone release, this track was described in some promotional material as the single from the album It's Fun To Steal.
  • The version on It's Fun To Steal runs slightly faster than the one on The Steve Calhoon Years. They are otherwise exactly identical.
  • John Flansburgh: "[This song] is also a strange composite of true stories, but everybody knows some story like this."
  • From monopuff.org:
The Mono Puff song "Backstabbing Liar" can be heard in the motion picture The Rage: Carrie 2. The song is heard for a good 30 seconds to a minute during the film, which is longer than any pervious [sic] occurrence of a They Might Be Giants song in a movie. As it turns out, a Bar/None representative pulled some strings to have the song appear in the film. Oddly enough, the song was not included on the actual movie soundtrack.

Song Themes

Lies, Deception, Mirrors And Reflections, Music, Screaming, Transportation

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